Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Stenocactus comptagonis

Summer is acting like it's already here this week with temperatures expected to reach 83F tomorrow. Feels good! The epies are blooming like mad, of course, but also this beauty, along with a few of the rebutias. (For those living in this area, be sure to protect your succulent from scalding in the bright sun this week. They're not used to it yet!)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ornithogalum juncifolium

This is another one of those cute little cliff-dwelling bulbs from South Africa, less commonly available than O. dubium.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Disocactus phyllanthoides "Deutsche Kaiserin"

Many years ago we had this plant and it was labeled. However, this one isn't named. If anyone out there can help us out, please jump in!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Aloe 'Hey Babe'

A complex hybrid (Aloe descoingsii x [A. bakeri x A. parvula] ) created by John Bleck, 'Hey Babe' has orange flowers and clumps readily in a medium sized pot.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

X Aporophyllum 'Moonlight'

 It is indeed spring, no less in the greenhouses than outdoors. 'Moonlight' is blooming like mad right now.
Of course, the plant itself - as with most Aporophyllum hybrids - isn't very exciting.

Spring is Here

Spring is definitely here. The native currant is blooming, along with the Magnolia, and everything is beginning to green up. And the fish in the pond are definitely loving it, especially after a colder than normal winter.